The Arboretum

Arboretum Landing Page

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is one of the true gems of the Greater Cincinnati region. The 733-acre garden serves as an incredibly beautiful horticultural educational facility for the Cincinnati community and for the region as a whole. Its heritage is tied to a strong, continuing tradition of horticulturists embedded in Spring Grove’s leadership.

Spring Grove's Arboretum is proud to be a Level III Accredited site, as awarded by the Morton Arboretum Register. The Morton Arboretum (http://www.arbnet.org/arboretum-accreditation.html) has established the Morton Register of Arboreta and a basic system of accreditation to recognize arboreta of various degrees of development, capacity, and professionalism. Spring Grove is only one of two historic cemeteries to achieve the enhanced Level III designation for arboretum standards.

The mission of Spring Grove's Arboretum is to collect and display woody plants to enhance the educational, outreach, and research opportunities for its visitors. The Arboretum continues to focus on plant selections and their use in managed urban landscapes throughout the Midwest. In addition to managing and expanding existing selections, another goal of the Arboretum is to establish new collections of Midwest natives and nonindigenous species, and ultimately, to develop gardens that express and promote the vital relationship that exists between plants and people.

The Arboretum is dedicated to the protection and stewardship of Spring Grove Cemetery’s heritage and to promoting environmental sustainability while increasing the beauty of the garden.

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Obituaries

Marilyn Brewer, 82
Born: Monday, December 28, 1931
Died: Monday, September 15, 2014

Betty Schaeffer, 89
Born: Thursday, June 11, 1925
Died: Monday, September 15, 2014

William Grollig, 94
Born: Monday, August 23, 1920
Died: Sunday, September 14, 2014

Evelyn White, 72
Born: Saturday, November 22, 1941
Died: Sunday, September 14, 2014

Barbara Hawks, 73
Born: Monday, December 02, 1940
Died: Saturday, September 13, 2014

Upcoming Events

Sep 18 - Sep 18September Twilight Tour
Sep 23Grief to Peace - TRI COUNTY / OAK HILL CEMETERY
Sep 23Tuesday Summer Family Night
Sep 28September Public Tram Tour
Sep 28Sept Public Tram Tour
Sep 30Tuesday Summer Family Night
Oct 01October Public Tram Tour
Oct 04Weekend Walkabout October
Oct 129th Annual 'Cruise In' Car Show
Oct 15Autumn Color Walking Tour - Wednesday